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Penzeys recalls type of half-sharp paprika

Oak Park Penzeys Spices have pulled Hungarian Half-Sharp Paprika from shelves of their 17 retail stores last week fearing possible salmonella contamination. The recall began Thursday after routine testing by the state of Florida revealed the presence of salmonella in some 2.5-ounce jars of the paprika.

The paprika is sold in 2.5-ounce glass jars, 1.3-ounce plastic jars and 4-, 8- and 16-ounce bags.

John Tillison, operations manager at Penzeys Spices based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, hopes to have paprika back in the stores and for mail order by the end of this week. "What we have here is fine. It’s been tested," Tillison said, referring to bulk paprika the company had on hand in Wisconsin.